AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer posted by: Erock on 9/28/2008 at 10:38:35 PM
I purchased a Western Flyer 20" buzz bike today that is in
B to B- shape before I clean er up! How much is it worth??

NO 1+3 wheele bar etc just a bike.

MISC:   What was my childhood bike? posted by: Jeff on 9/27/2008 at 6:07:44 PM
Can someone here help me identify what my childhood bike was? It was a 20 inch 3 speed. Banana seat, high rise handlebars. The most identifiable feature about it was that the top bar where the t-handle shifter mounted had two smaller tubes running all the way side by side. I thought at one time it was a Western Flyer. It was blue and to a 9 year old boy it was the coolest machine ever. I'd give anything to find another....

AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify 2 Sting-Ray-like Frames posted by: Scott on 9/27/2008 at 4:11:51 PM
I apologize if this question is in the wrong section, but I'm new (great website btw, much info). I acquired these frames many years ago. Any help to identify these frames' make, model, and manufacture year would be much appreciated. (I will post more pictures, if I am able to edit after I post this)

FRAME 1: The light blue frame appears to have been repainted from a gold or amber. The neck has two metal pins where I assume a metal label was before (e.g. Huffy or Schwinn label?). There is a decal on the center post that was not painted over with blue (all I can read on it is "Chicago," "Supply Co."). Notice how the frame flares at the end of the rear triangle (I have never seen another frame like this). I can locate no serial number; I have read that Huffy does not stamp serials into the frame, rather they are on a decal (not sure if true). Any ideas?

FRAME 2: Painted primer over burgundy. The remainder of a decal that is stuck to the original paint is located on the front neck. This decal appears to depict the Schwinn logo (e.g. black, white, red oval with compass in center). Did this logo appear on vintage models? Anyway, the serial number is stamped into the left lower neck: 9 233 3937. I am thinking that this frame must be a re-manufacture of an earlier model.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify 2 Sting-Ray-like Frames posted by Scott on 9/27/2008 at 4:46:17 PM
FRAME 2 pic:
Please let me know if other images will help in identification of either frame.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify 2 Sting-Ray-like Frames posted by Scott on 9/27/2008 at 6:38:37 PM
After much sanding, I finally found the serial number for the light blue FRAME 1. Its located on the outside of the left axle mount: M05232...

FRAME 1 is a Schwinn frame from 1954?... can someone confirm?

Also, in addition to FRAME 2: there is a "P" stamped on the bottom of the crank mount (on the frame).


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Help Identify 2 Sting-Ray-like Frames posted by Mikey on 10/3/2008 at 8:20:55 AM
Frame 1 is most likely a Murray Wildcat (also could be a
Western Flyer Buzz Bike - same frame). See attached photo and notice unique long point at rear axle. Don't know Frame 2.


MISC:   EVER HEARD OF A posted by: johnny c on 9/24/2008 at 5:09:01 PM
estate auction im going to has a schwinn fighter bike, picture looks like a chopper with tank on it with teeth? ever heard of these schwinns anybody?

   RE:MISC:   EVER HEARD OF A posted by John on 10/7/2008 at 8:47:59 AM
Sears made a Mid 70's Chopper with a tank. Looks like a Murray Chopper

MISC:   Stingray 3 sp. stick Deluxe posted by: Mike Orozco on 9/24/2008 at 1:36:43 AM
Can anybody date my stingray? The serial # is BEO7114. Thanks, Mike

   RE:MISC:   Stingray 3 sp. stick Deluxe posted by Paul on 10/4/2008 at 4:09:20 AM
Its a February 1970 Mike